Photos by Stacie Joy
Organizers unveiled the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry yesterday morning at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street.
A group of community local residents and officials were on hand for the ceremonies... including Pastor Will from Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish and the Rev. Anne Sawyer from St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery ...
reported, the nonprofit L.E.S. CommUnity Concerns is behind the launch of this 24/7 fridge and pantry. (Eleventh Street Workshop donated the refrigerator.) Per the organizers:
It will be guided by the philosophy of "take what you need, leave what you can," with the goal of providing relief to community members experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste from local restaurants/groceries, and supplementing the non-24/7 food pantries in the area.
Organizers are also looking for local residents to help maintain the fridge and provide other types of administrative support. Find the volunteer form right here. link) for businesses/organizations to fill out if they'd like to donate any goods — either on a recurring basis or a one-time gift.
This will be the third local community fridge launched since the start of the pandemic ... joining the East Village Neighbors' Fridge and Pantry outside S'Mac on First Avenue and 12th Street and the one outside Overthrow on Bleecker Street near the Bowery.
love this! love our community!
There’s also one at Henry Street’s Abrons Arts Center on Grand. A great idea and wonderful to see.
yay---entitlement takes a (much needed) back seat :)
How about every bro and sorority girl planning to buy a case of White Claw for their next rooftop rager buy $20 worth of food to donate to the community fridge? Imagine? The fridges would be stocked!
The community fridge is a wonderful idea, I am glad it's implemented. I will definitely be donating food. It would also be helpful to create community spaces, around the city, to hold other types of donations such as clothes, shoes and other household items. I believe this would be a great way and a more comprehensive approach to help those less fortunate in our community.
A homeless man in Tompkins was asking for food for his dog, so there's also a need for that if anyone was wondering.
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